Thursday, September 19, 2013

LEDs in the kitchen

There is a large L-shaped kitchen with a modern dining counter.

The dining counter is made of a slightly transparent material and LED lightings are hid under the counter.

In that way, the counter itself slightly emits light and it creates a wonderful atmosphere.

Also, above the cabinet in front of the counter are display shelves and LED lighting is installed under the shelf, too.

And over the sink by the windows, fitting 3 LED downlights in succession designs to secure rhythm and lighting at hand.

We understand well that we'd better prepare only the necessary lighting in the necessary area, don't we?

The plan never costs a lot, but the design seems high value in terms of wealth.
By the way, all the  lighting fixtures are produced by Kichler Lighting.

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Kitchen with a nice outside view

Feeling the comfortable morning sunshine through the kitchen windows, you will enjoy the time preparing for the breakfast table.

You may want to open a window slightly to hear birds singing lovely songs in the fresh morning air.
Would you like such an open kitchen?
A wooden cabinet in the classic color of dark brown.
No hanging cupboard was planned as to provide enough clearance around your head so that you could enjoy the comfortable open space.
Both the clean countertop of granite in light gray and the kitchen walls coordinated with a color scheme of white brings you a fresh feeling.
Satin-like kitchen faucets greatly match the stainless sinks framed with granite countertop.
The faucets include a shower head and a soap dispenser.  You will feel pleasure when you wash the dishes.
Oh, I must tell you that the material of the faucets is designed to resist fingerprints and water spots which is another great feature of them.
Also I can tell you that an oxidized silver finish is selected for the material of the cabinet’s handles, and they match well with the satin-like faucets. It’s a tasteful design concept.
Designing by freely creating combinations of various components and materials freely is very important to achieve excellent results.

But usually it’s very difficult and people give up.

Only Home Made, who is a direct importer of foreign houses, can make it possible.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Feeling of Taking an Open-air Bath ~ WISH 01~

Look at this!
It is fairly difficult to design a huge glass window like this in Japan where earthquake-proof performance is required. But how wonderful this sense of space is!

In Canada, bathtubs are usually recognized as an artistic addition to a room’s interior.

Therefore we often see a bathtub in the corner of the main bedroom, but this room is likely a training room or a big bathroom.  (In Canada, a bathroom is a multipurpose space where a powder room, a toilet, and a room for taking a rest are united.)

As you see, the simple contrast of dark brown and white creates a stylish atmosphere.

This tub is a stand-alone system, and it doesn't have a jet bath function.
On the other hand, it is a roomy tub, standing 60cm tall and 150cm wide.
Therefore I think 2 adults may be able to enjoy this tub at the same time by facing each other.

And you can see a shower-faucet is standing on the floor beside the tub. 
This is another important art object.

If it's possible to use such an open and large space for taking a bath, surely our life would feel so rich.

This would make you love to take a morning bath even every day, wonuldn’t?


A Natural and Open Bathroom

It’s nice to find a neat washbasin in the shape of a white bowl on a wood
bathroom cabinet.
The cabinet is made of straight-grained board from light oak timber. 
It’s designed to diminish the strong characteristics which is usually seen in oak
And, what is unique is that you don’t see any cabinet doors which would be used
in normal designs. We intentionally omitted the doors for displaying towels and
bathrobes on the shelf.
It's also interesting to know that the faucet has been fitted with an optional
pedestal to adjust its height to the deep washbasin. That contributes to you to
the faucet standing in a tall and relaxed arched form.
Soap dishes, hand towels, and some other items, will all be put on the counter of
the cabinet.  By coordinating the color and design concepts into the items, you
will be able to have a unified and stylish-feeling space instead of an image of disorganization.
Looking at such an open designed Bathroom as in the photo, everyone will be
aware of the owner’s good taste in their sense of coordination, and the laid-back
life style which can be enjoyed there.
Behind the cabinet, beige-colored mosaic tiles are put on the wall until
waist-high.  This achieves good trading of color change from the design
point-of-view, and at the same time the tiles work to protect the wall from
splashed water.
Finally, the mirror on the wall is provided with a round frame in dark brown, as
if to appeal itself in the room.
People who look at this mirror will feel an aesthetic appreciation of the selector.